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The Worlds Largest Hand Dug Well

The Worlds Largest Hand Dug Well Greensburg Kansas
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$4.95

  

Stock #: 30417
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Greensburg
State: Kansas (KS)
County: Kiowa
Publisher: Northrup Studio
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Dug in 1887. Estimated cost $45,000. The exhibit of this well is made possible through the courtesy of the city of Greensburg and Chamber of Commerce. The huge excavation 32 feet in diameter and 109 feet deep was cased with a wall of native stone to prevent caving. The stone wall casing was built on a circular wood platform on the ground level. As the earth was removed and cavern depended. The acting as a keystone lowered into the ex by means of jach.